Clarke County Bus Driver Shortage

The Athens Clarke County school district is experiencing a shortage of drivers due to the increase in the flu this year. According to the Director of Transportation, Fabian Jones, they are trying to manage with what they have for the school bus driver shortage, but their resources are being stretched. He says that the district…

Mcdonalds Armed Robbery

Athens Clarke County police are still looking for the suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred early on Wednesday morning. At 2:25am, police say, a middle aged white male jumped over the counter at the McDonald’s on Gaines School Road. He waved a knife attempting to threaten the manager, and demanded to be given…

Opioid Crisis Hits Northeast Georgia

Madison County is now considering joining Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties in a multi-state federal lawsuit suing manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs. Reporter Bethany Bell reported live at the Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley law firm with more on how the opioid crisis has affected our local community. No one at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard &…

Poverty Cuts

President Trump’s 2019 fiscal budget proposal would give a major decrease in funding to public housing. This decrease could mean Athens Housing Authority has to get more creative on how they plan to provide affordable housing for the community. Reporter Brittany Stocus has more on the story.   The budget still has to be voted…

Faster Internet for Madison County

The Madison Co. Board of Commissioners is currently considering a pitch from a fixed- wireless internet service provider, Open Broadband. The board receives many complaints from residents about slow internet service in the county. The county currently uses a DSL internet provider. “DSL uses traditional phone lines to connect consumers to the Internet, which is…